taking rova's music into the schools
With boundless enthusiasm and group members' collective knowledge,
Rova takes its music into the schools. Since 1981, the ensemble has been giving
one-hour lecture-demonstrations and extended workshops (ranging from half-day sessions
to week-long residencies) throughout the world, including Canada, Italy, France,
Sweden, Romania, the former USSR, Croatia, Austria, Germany and England.
In light of budget slashes for arts programs in public education, Rova has especially
been active in the United States. Working in conjunction with Mitchell Korn—the
president of Artsvision and a nationally recognized advocate for reintroducing the
arts into public schools—Rova has been developing a music-in-the-schools program
in the San Francisco Bay Area. By sharing its musical sensibilities of collaborative
composition and creative performance, Rova's goal is to instill in students the
value of working together in creative and cooperatively-conceived collaborations
in disciplines ranging from music performance to science projects.